Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents



Tinley Park Convention Center – September 24, 2021
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Schedule subject to change

6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed. Click here for details »
Limited to 50 participants.

7:00 – 7:50
Registration and Breakfast. Music provided by the Joliet American Legion Band.
Dr. James Doherty – Conference Moderator

7:50 – 8:00
National Anthem – Jim Cornelison

8:00 – 8:50
Annual Gary J. Merlotti Memorial Keynote Address
Claude Jubran – Implications of Rising Extremism

8:55 – 9:45
Dakota Meyer – Own The Dash: Create A Life Worth Living
The first 100 people to register get a FREE signed copy of Dakota’s book “Into the Fire.”

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A: Dr. David Hampton – Guano, Bubbles and Tourniquets – The Intersection Between Penetrating Injuries and Advanced Trauma Care
Session B: MaryBeth Voights – Obstetrical Trauma: Caring for Two
Session C: Dr. Bill Hampton – A Series of Unfortunate Events: Pediatric Bounce Backs
NOTE: Due to unfortunate circumstances Dr. Cole needed to cancel his breakout session.
Session D: Peter Lazzara – Trauma in the Elderly: AKA Boom goes the Baby Boomers

11:00 – 12:00

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session E: Dr. Jimenez – Traumatic Cranial and Spinal Injuries and Interventions
Session F: Dr. Regan / Dr. Strotkamp – COVID Chaos, The Incident within the Incident-From Hospital Care to Vaccination
Session G: Moved to morning breakout Session C.
Session H: Panel Discussion – Pediatric Trauma Case Study- Silver Cross/Comer Children’s Hospital
Session I: MaryBeth Voights – Avoiding the Pitfalls in Trauma Nursing: A Case Based Approach

1:00 – 1:50
Mike Caplan – Tornadoes in Illinois: Lessons from History

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
Robin Dreeke – The Code of Trust: Leadership & Communication Techniques for Improving Your Relationships

3:00 – 3:55
Marko Garcia – After the Murder – An Investigative Case Review

3:55 – 4:00
Closing Remarks – Dr. James Doherty



Trauma Nurse Coordinators:
Dana Arseneau RN, Michelle Dace RN, Megan Lynch RN, Aaron Konick RN, Leslie Livett RN and Danielle Wilson RN.

Activity Director: James Doherty, MD

Event Assistant: Marilyn Zanelli

A special thank you to: Stephanie L. Whitten, EMT-P, CHEC III EMS/Emergency Disaster Management Coordinator Advocate South Suburban Hospital for organizing the STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM, and The Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and assess the emergency preparedness responder’s roles and responsibilities during a mass casualty event.
  • Describe the importance and indications for utilizing hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and incident management planning.
  • Recognize the need for planning and education for all emergency responders to a mass casualty event, due to increased incidence of mass casualty type incidents.

Format: Lecture

Target Audience:
All Physicians, CERTS, Emergency Management Agency Representatives, Emergency Medicine Physicians, EMS Personnel, Hospital Staff, MRC, Pediatricians, Police and Fire Department Personnel, Public Health Staff, Red Cross, Registered Nurses and Trauma Surgeons, Mental Health Professionals, and Faith-based Organizations.

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support for this activity.

Financial Support:
This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Credit Designation Statement:
Riverside Healthcare
Riverside Healthcare designates this activity for a maximum of 5.9 nursing contact hours.
Contact hours for nurses will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Riverside Healthcare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.